765 Stevens Road, Pittsford, VT 05763
Shelter: (802) 483.6700 Office: (802) 483.9171

Adoption Center Hours
Tuesday through Saturday 12 pm - 5 pm
Sunday and Monday - Closed

Events

Black Friday Black Cat Adoption Event at RCHS

In addition to shopping on Black Friday why don’t you also consider adopting?  RCHS is hosting a Black Friday Black Cat adoption event!  On Friday, November 28 from 12 – 5 all black cats and kittens will be the focus of the day hoping to find their forever homes.  The adoption fee for black adult cats will be waived and black kittens will be half price at $45 (2 for $60).  All regular adoption policies will apply.  Black cats and kittens often take longer to get adopted and many have been at the shelter for a while waiting to meet their new families.  All of our cats and kittens have been spayed/neutered, given their age appropriate vaccines, have been feline leukemia tested, dewormed and defleaed.  They’re all ready to be adopted and go home!  If you have any questions please contact the RCHS Shelter at 483.6700.  Our black cats and kittens look forward to seeing you on Black Friday!

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the Rutland County Humane Society and Father Liam Muller of Trinity Episcopal Church will host the Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 5 at 2 pm, 765 Stevens Road in Pittsford. All pets, or picture of your pets, are welcome for a special blessing by Father Muller. The ceremony will be held outside and all pets are encouraged to attend. While the adoption center is closed on Sundays, immediately following the ceremony the shelter will open its doors for a short time so attendees may visit with adoptable animals. For more information please call the Rutland County Humane Society at 483-9171.

Dock Diving at the Lake House Pub & Grille

6th Annual Dog Dock Diving at the Lake House Pub & Grille on Lake Bomoseen, Sunday, September 28th! Bring your pooch, take advantage of the Lake House Best Friends menu, watch or compete and enjoy a fun afternoon. All proceeds benefit the Rutland County Humane Society! Each dog will get a practice jump and a competitive jump. The 10 dogs with the longest jump will reach the finals for a 3rd jump. Tickets are $5 per dog jumping, or to watch the event. Registration starts at 11am, with practice jumping starting at noon. Competitive jumping starts around 1pm. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place longest jump, as well as biggest splash ad most comical! For more information call The Lake House at 273-300 or the Rutland County Humane Society business office at 483-9171.

14th Annual Golf Tournament

A great day of golf can have lasting benefits to the animals of Rutland County. Mark your calendars to participate in the 14th annual golf tournament to benefit the Rutland County Humane Society. This year it will be held on Friday, October 3 at the beautiful Proctor-Pittsford Country Club. Enjoy a day on the course, compete for prizes and enjoy an after golf banquet! For more information, to register or to become a sponsor please contact RCHS at 802.483.9171. Join us this year and see how much fun a good deed can be. Click here to learn more about participating.  Click here to learn more about becoming a sponsor.

A special THANKS to our Sponsors!

Tournament Sponsor

Jesser’s Vermont Gold

Corporate Sponsors

Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland Veterinary Clinic & Surgical Center
Rutland Veterinary Clinic at Castleton Corners
Stifel Nicolaus & Company, Inc.

Hole Sponsors

Atomic Pro Audio
B&F Analytics
Brown’s Auto Salvage
Carey’s Auto Sales
Central Vermont Eye Care
Heritage Family Credit Union
Holden Insurance
Richard Moore Construction
O’Brien, Shortle, Reynalds and Sobatka, PC
Pittsford Auto Sales
Mark Price, DDS
Pyramid Fitness
Rademacher Family
Ski Country Real Estate
Table 24
VELCO (Vermont Transco)

Cart Sponsors

Lisa Bora Hughes – Lang McLaughry Real Estate
Mac Steel
OMYA

Dog Days of Summer Pool Party

Let your favorite pooch enjoy the end of summer with a dip in the pool! The Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) is hosting the Dog Days of Summer Pool Party to raise funds for the homeless animals in Rutland County. All funds raised, including entrance fees, are for the Rutland County Humane Society. There will be free swim throughout the event (for dogs only!) along with games (fastest doggy paddle and a dog jumping contest) and more! All dogs must be leashed unless swimming in the pool. Vermont law requires all dogs to be up to date on their rabies shots. Rain or shine on August 24 from 1 to 3 pm at White’s Pool in Rutland. Admission is $5 per dog/donation for people. For more information call the Rutland County Humane Society business office at 483-9171. Fun for the whole family…especially the dog. A special thank you to the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department for donating the use of the pool!

 

Duck Derby!

Join the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS) for our annual Duck Derby to raise needed funds for the homeless animals in Rutland County. On Sunday, September 7 at 2 pm, adopted (plastic) ducks will be launched into the stream at Rotary Park, Route 7 North in Rutland. The first 4 ducks to reach the finish line win cash prizes. We’ll also have a cash prize for the last duck! Ducks are available for adoption at the RCHS shelter in Pittsford or you can click here to download the information. You can adopt a single duck for $3, a Quack-Pack (4 ducks) for $10 or a 6-Quack (6 ducks) for $15. Ducks can be adopted at the event, as well. You do not need to be present to win, but if you want to, come on down and cheer on your ducks! Mark your calendars and join us for an enjoyable afternoon of racing ducks! For more information contact the RCHS Business Office at 483.9171.

Maddie’s Fund Free Pet Adoption Days

The Rutland County Humane Society Joins Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days to Empty Our Shelter.

The Rutland County Humane Society is participating in a gigantic weekend adoption event to place all of our dogs and cats in qualified homes. Free adoptions will be offered throughout the weekend at the following locations from 10 am until 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday:

More than 200 shelters and rescues in 14 communities throughout the United States are participating in the fifth annual Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days sponsored by the Pleasanton, CA based Maddie’s Fund®. Maddie’s Fund has set aside $10 million to provide shelters and rescue groups with an adoption stipend per pet adopted during the event. Stipends range from $500 to $2,000.*

Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is being held to increase awareness of homeless animals, boost adoptions, and support the shelters and rescue organizations in the 14 participating communities.

The event honors the memory of the foundation’s namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie. Maddie was a little dog who made a big impact on the Duffield family, and they want every homeless dog and cat to have what she had – a loving home.

To learn more about Maddie’s® Pet Adoption days and the participating organizations and locations, visit our website (http://adopt.maddiesfund.org). We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

* Maddie’s Fund will pay organizations $500 for each healthy animal under the age of seven, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more treatable medical conditions, and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older and who has been treated with one or more treatable medical conditions (list is available at http://adopt.maddiesfund.org).

ABOUT MADDIE’S FUND®

Twenty years ago, the love of a little dog inspired a $300 million legacy to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org) is the family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. It is named in honor of Maddie, their beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997. Today, through its grant giving, hands-on animal care, research and education, Maddie’s Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community.

 

Walk, Wag & Run at CSJ

Does your dog like to go for walks (silly question!)? Do you want to get out and get some exercise and raise money for the Rutland County Humane Society (RCHS)? If so, join us for Walk, Wag and Run at CSJ! RCHS is working with the Rutland Recreation and Parks Department on these great events! On May 27, June 24 and July 29 2.5K and 5K walk/runs will take place at College of Saint Joseph in Rutland. Bring your dog (or not) and enjoy the great outdoors and help raise money for RCHS. Registration starts at 5:30 and races start at 6:30 pm. Registration is free for all students entering 12th grade and younger. $5 registration fee for all others. Please also feel free to bring an item to donate to the Humane Society. Our wish list is available on our website www.rchsvt.org. Please contact the RCHS Business Office at 483.9171 with any questions.

 

Maddie’s Fund Free Pet Adoption Days

The Rutland County Humane Society Joins Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days to Empty Our Shelter.

The Rutland County Humane Society is participating in a gigantic weekend adoption event to place all of our dogs and cats in qualified homes. Free adoptions will be offered throughout the weekend at the following locations from 10 am until 5 pm both Saturday and Sunday:

More than 200 shelters and rescues in 14 communities throughout the United States are participating in the fifth annual Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days sponsored by the Pleasanton, CA based Maddie’s Fund®. Maddie’s Fund has set aside $10 million to provide shelters and rescue groups with an adoption stipend per pet adopted during the event. Stipends range from $500 to $2,000.*

Maddie’s® Pet Adoption Days is being held to increase awareness of homeless animals, boost adoptions, and support the shelters and rescue organizations in the 14 participating communities.

The event honors the memory of the foundation’s namesake, a Miniature Schnauzer named Maddie. Maddie was a little dog who made a big impact on the Duffield family, and they want every homeless dog and cat to have what she had – a loving home.

To learn more about Maddie’s® Pet Adoption days and the participating organizations and locations, visit our website (http://adopt.maddiesfund.org). We’re also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

* Maddie’s Fund will pay organizations $500 for each healthy animal under the age of seven, $1,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older or who has been treated for one or more treatable medical conditions, and $2,000 for each adoption involving a dog or cat who is seven years of age or older and who has been treated with one or more treatable medical conditions (list is available at http://adopt.maddiesfund.org).

ABOUT MADDIE’S FUND®

Twenty years ago, the love of a little dog inspired a $300 million legacy to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals. Maddie’s Fund® (www.maddiesfund.org) is the family foundation endowed by the founder of Workday® and PeopleSoft, Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl. It is named in honor of Maddie, their beloved Miniature Schnauzer who passed away in 1997. Today, through its grant giving, hands-on animal care, research and education, Maddie’s Fund is helping to achieve and sustain a no-kill nation by providing solutions to the most challenging issues facing the animal welfare community.

 

Date Changed to Sunday, May 18! – RCHS Yard Sale!

DATE CHANGED TO SUNDAY, MAY 18 DUE TO THE WEATHER!! 9-2

RCHS is holding a yard sale to raise money for the homeless animals in Rutland County on Saturday, May 17 from 9 AM – 2 PM. Join the fun, find a treasure and help raise money for the animals and programs at RCHS. There will also be a bake sale to help raise funds. Now is the perfect time to start cleaning out those attics, basements and closets! RCHS is happy to accept donations for the yard sale. All items must be pre-priced (nothing less than 25 cents) and in working order. No clothing, shoes, textbooks, magazines or computer equipment. Items can be dropped off at the brown building next to the RCHS shelter on Friday, May 16 from 8 AM – 6 PM or Saturday, May 17 from 7:30 AM – 9 AM only. The shelter will be open on the 17th from 10 AM – 5 PM for visiting with the adoptable animals. If you have any questions call the RCHS Business Office at 483.9171 or e-mail Marc.

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